Site details

Overview

Estuary Bourne Creek
CMA West Gippsland CMA
Type Physico-Chemical
Site code Bo1
Site name Bourne Creek Eastern Bank Phys/Chem
Nearest road and town Bass Hwy, Kilcunda
Description

Grassy bank 20 metres upstream of the Kilcunda Rail Trail Trestle bridge. Eastern bank of the creek.

Site access

Park in the carpark to the east of the trestle bridge (i.e. Wonthaggi side of bridge) and head to the western end of the carpark, then follow the sandy path towards the creek for 40 metres, then head down to the creeks edge (i.e. to the grassy bank).

Land use
Land use description

Coastal reserve, with land on the northern (inland side) of the Hwy consisting of crown waterway reserve (i.e. the estuary), residential and grazing land.

Status Active
Observation history 24-05-2016 - 19-12-2019

Map

Observations

C Estuary is closed to the sea. O Estuary is open to the sea. P Perched
Turbidity tubes do not measure below 9 NTU; Chart values of 9 should be interpreted as < 9 NTU

Observations

Date 12-06-2019 13-06-2019 14-06-2019 27-11-2019 19-12-2019
Observation #13140 #13139 #13138 #13435 #13493

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

12-06-2019 13-06-2019 14-06-2019 27-11-2019 19-12-2019
Top 1.2 1.8 12.5 4.0 5.5
Bottom 8.1 5.2 31.5 5.8 10.5

pH

12-06-2019 13-06-2019 14-06-2019 27-11-2019 19-12-2019
Top 6.7 6.9 6.6 7.9 7.7
Bottom 6.9 6.7 6.5 7.8 8.0

Ammonia mg/L

12-06-2019 13-06-2019 14-06-2019 27-11-2019 19-12-2019
Top
Bottom

Enterococci orgs/100mL

12-06-2019 13-06-2019 14-06-2019 27-11-2019 19-12-2019
Top
Bottom

Temperature ° C

12-06-2019 13-06-2019 14-06-2019 27-11-2019 19-12-2019
Top 10.80 10.50 10.80 18.90 25.30
Bottom 12.50 11.30 12.20 21.20 24.30

Salinity ppt

12-06-2019 13-06-2019 14-06-2019 27-11-2019 19-12-2019
Top 9.10 8.70 5.90 18.90 29.50
Bottom 14.00 12.70 9.70 29.70 29.70

D.O. mg/L

12-06-2019 13-06-2019 14-06-2019 27-11-2019 19-12-2019
Top 9.78 7.64 4.66 8.34 7.20
Bottom 1.50 3.03 0.83 3.80 6.26

D.O. % Sat

12-06-2019 13-06-2019 14-06-2019 27-11-2019 19-12-2019
Top 92.80 72.20 43.60 100.00 103.00
Bottom 15.00 29.80 8.40 51.00 89.00

Conductivity mS/cm

12-06-2019 13-06-2019 14-06-2019 27-11-2019 19-12-2019
Top 15.63 14.95 10.51 30.45 45.64
Bottom 23.00 18.08 16.72 45.00 45.85
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